Peace & Conflict Studies
The Peace & Conflict Studies Program seeks to promote a critical understanding of the nature and dynamics of conflict, violence and the conditions and practice of peace. It provides a structured program of study for students who wish to make issues of violence and conflict (interpersonal, intergroup, and interstate), social justice, human rights, ecological integrity, and peace at multiple levels more central to their university education. Contemporary peace studies is an arena of interdisciplinary research, study, dialogue, reflection and action which is supported by a broad disciplinary base drawing on all of the social sciences and courses in the arts and humanities, sciences, education and business. Through multi- and interdisciplinary study and practice, students in Peace Studies prepare for graduate study and a wide variety of careers in policy analysis, government, non-governmental organizations, journalism, teaching, law and business.